Cougars Ready For JU Classic
CHARLESTON, S.C. – After scoring its first tournament win in two years, the No. 26-ranked College of Charleston women’s golf team is ready to get back in action at the 6th Annual JU Classic hosted by Jacksonville University on Oct. 13-14 at the Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
CofC is riding high after capturing the title at the CSU Wendy’s Classic last week with a team score of +13. Freshman Laura Fuenfstueck (Frankfurt, Germany) led the way by winning individual medalist honors with a three-round score of 215 (-1) in just her third collegiate tournament.
This will be the College’s first trip to the JU Classic, which is hosting a field of smaller southern schools. This year’s field is made up of Daytona State, Florida Atlantic, High Point, host Jacksonville, North Florida, Stetson, Troy, USC Upstate, Winthrop and former Southern Conference foe Wofford.
The Troy Trojans will return this year as the defending team champion after they captured last year’s tournament title by 10 strokes. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Monday followed by one on Tuesday. Marsh Landing Country Club is set up at par-72 and 5,987 yards for the competition.
The Cougars will stick with the same lineup from last week plus a B-Team of individual players. The starting lineup for CofC will be Fuenfstueck, senior Kathryn Miranda (Lexington, S.C.), and sophomores Mary Chandler Bryan (Chapin, S.C.), Louise Olsson (Uddeholm, Sweden) and Julia Neumann (Berlin, Germany). Junior C.C. Buford (San Antonio, Texas), freshman Vici Drechsler (Olching, Germany), and sophomores Morgan Webber (Moore, S.C.) and Stacey Tomlinson (Greeleyville, S.C.) will be competing as individuals.
“We want to keep up the momentum from last week,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “We have a good chance to do well in this tournament if we keep playing as well as we have recently. This is a great golf course which will be a good test for us as we continue our fall schedule.”
Monday’s shotgun start will begin at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with the second round set for tomorrow afternoon.